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College of Applied Human Sciences welcomes new Associate Dean for Research

December 1, 2009

Patricia Kendall, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, was named the new Associate Dean for Research for the College of Applied Human Sciences. Kendall has most recently been serving as Interim Associate Dean and replaces Jean Lehmann who retired summer 2009.

Patricia Kendall has been named the new Associate Dean for Research for the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Over 30 years at Colorado State

Kendall joined Colorado State University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition as a Cooperative Extension Specialist in 1976. She received her B.S. in Home Economics Education and M.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Kansas State University. Her Ph.D. is in Nutrition Education from Colorado State University.

“We are pleased to welcome Pat Kendall as the new Associate Dean for Research for the College. She has the experience, skills, and passion to assist our faculty as they pursue their research agendas. Her exceptional success obtaining extramural funding and her outstanding publishing record will allow her to facilitate the growth and development of research and other scholarship activity among our faculty members,” said Dean April Mason.

Extensive research background

As an Extension Specialist, Kendall worked with extension agents, teachers, graduate students, and nutrition and agricultural professionals across Colorado in developing, implementing and evaluating programs in the areas of foods, nutrition, and food safety. She also engaged in numerous interdisciplinary, multi-state research projects aimed at finding practical solutions to food safety issues. She has received 55 grants and contracts totally more than $5.7 million as PI or co-PI, and has 124 peer reviewed publications as author or co-author to her credit.

“I am excited to assume the role of Associate Dean for Research. The College has a strong human behavior focus aimed at improving the health and quality of life for all people. I look forward to promoting our College research expertise to forge new interdisciplinary collaborations, mentoring young faculty, and enhancing our research support services to better assist faculty to achieve their research goals,” said Kendall.

Well-known food and nutrition scholar

From 1997-2000, Kendall served as Associate Head, Interim Head, and Graduate Programs Coordinator for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends. She is the past president of the Society for Nutrition Education, the Colorado Dietetic Association, and Simply Colorado, Inc.
Kendall is well known for her weekly column on food and nutrition topics that was distributed to newspapers throughout the state for 30 years.

Kendall has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including the College of Applied Human Sciences Scholarly Excellence Award, K-State Distinguished Alumni Research Award, CSU Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Service to Cooperative Extension, and the Outstanding Colorado Dietitian of the Year.

Contact: Gretchen Gerding
Phone: (970) 491-5182